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The Walk - The Rancho Commons — LiveJournal
Note to self: no whining, no slacking
The Walk
Been walking. Yes SAH! Went an hour out to the "bullet building" in the city and back. I call it that because it looks like, er, well, a big ol' bullet. Yeah, that's it!

I've been thinking about how Jared lost 245 pounds in less than a year eating Subway subs everyday and walking. I'm thinking, "I like subs, I can walk." And there's a Subway about a mile, if that, from my house. So, I'm thinking these things, but mostly I'm thinking that I need to MODERATE by walking consistently. So my plan is to walk for an hour every day that I can and I know the weight will start to fall off, right? I need to do this not only for my health, but to practice the much needed moderation. I've chosen an hour because I have time to do that, it is a good amount of exercise, and it is not dependent on accomplishing a certain distance in a certain time in order to "succeed." If I went with the more competitive model of speed walking a certain distance for time, then I would be more likely to shift into ALL mode in order to accomplish it, and NOTHING mode whenever I failed to accomplish it.

So, anyway, I'm walking and I pass the bullet building in less than 30 minutes so I go around it further into the city, until, and I believe this to be nothing less than divine providence, I spot a Subway that I didn't know about right there in the city! Right now, they are only able to take cash, and I didn't have any on me, so I will just have to go back! Coolie. (My wife hates that word)

This was also my first walk with my High Sierra 2-liter hydration pack which worked admirably well, and I couldn't even feel the extra 5 pounds. This will allow me to bring home subs for the whole family should the opportunity arise. It needs a longer drinking tube and a high-flow bite valve, though what it has is sufficient. That would just make it more deluxe. It was awesome! I went for a walk in the heat of the day for an hour, and had to pee when I got home. Now that's hydration!

Oh yeah, gotta get to my LIST. Gotta keep moderating.

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brknconfidents From: brknconfidents Date: July 14th, 2003 11:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like a plan. Way to moderate!!! You can do it!
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: July 15th, 2003 03:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Hahahahaaaa! Funny thing, though... as you wrote this, I was passed out on the bed after an agonizing evening in which my thigh muscles ached as though I was having them removed. I shut down so hard I slept from about 10pm (or maybe even earlier) till 5am, dozed till 6am, and now I'm up ready for my walk today! (ugh)

Thanks for the encouragement. Wanna come with me? Now that would be encouraging! heh heh.
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